Edison Munroe, 88
NAPLES, Fla. — Edison Beryl Munroe of Naples, Fla. (previously from Westborough) passed away after a brief illness on August 4, 2019. Ed was able to enjoy all of his 88 years with family and many lifelong friends before being stricken ill less than 2 months ago. He was born on July 2, 1931, in Flint Michigan — the son of John and Myrtis Munroe. Ed was raised in Lynn with his younger siblings Ginny and Bobby. His father John was a commercial fisherman on Schooners out of Gloucester.
After graduating from Lynn Classical High in 1949, Ed attended MIT and the prestigious General Electric Senior Management Training Program. He married Marjorie Martel in February 1962. Ed spent most of his career as an executive in manufacturing at General Electric and Coppus Engineering in Worcester, before moving on to life as a full time Entrepreneur in 1985. Ed and Margie opened 4 Annie’s Book Stores together, selling them in 2006 and retiring full time to Florida.
Ed was an avid golfer and enjoyed Boston sports teams, writing poetry, reading, dining out and good times among his many lifelong friends and his family.
He leaves his wife of 57 years, Margie Munroe; one son, John Munroe and his wife Lee and two daughters – Kristin Parone and her husband Tim and Michelle Brown and her husband Kevin; his brother Robert Munroe and his wife Velma, and his sister-in-law Linda Rogers and her husband Wes. He also leaves 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. His beloved sister Virginia “Ginny” Bolduc predeceased him in 2018. He will be dearly missed by family and many lifelong friends, who were there for him until the very end.
Service information: Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 26, 2019, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 3 John Street, Westborough. Donations can be made to Avow Hospice, Naples, FL or St Matthews House, Naples, Fla. in memory of Ed.